Automatic Robotic Drumming Instrument

Automatic Robotic Drumming Instrument

Expressive Machines Musical Instruments has developed an interesting drum system that can play many notes at the same time and much faster than humans could. Not sure how they kept the budget to $200...
Ultrasonic Pet Water Dish Monitor

Ultrasonic Pet Water Dish Monitor

Using an Parallax ultrasonic sensor, an Arduino and a computer this Ultrasonic Cat Water Dish Monitor project will allow you to monitor the cat dish level from anywhere. I think a cool upgrade would be monitoring and record the time and frequency of...
Mazda RX-8 Controlled with an iPhone

Mazda RX-8 Controlled with an iPhone

We have seen some very cool car hacks in the past but this iPhone Controlled Mazda RX-8 by Jonathan Oxer takes the cake. Using a wi-fi connected iPhone the user can connect to a computer in the car which is connected to the net using a separate...
DIY Surface Mount Soldering using a Skillet

DIY Surface Mount Soldering using a Skillet

You may remember the Sparkfun article a few years ago when they experimented in using a skillet to reflow solder on SMD parts. Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries has made a new version of the skillet that has an Arduino for a brain and can process...
Control X10 Modules using an iPhone

Control X10 Modules using an iPhone

There are many ways to go about automating your home. One of the easiest methods is to use X10 technology which uses the existing AC house wiring for communication. This is nice because you can control lights and appliances without running any wires...
1600 Volt Can Crusher

1600 Volt Can Crusher

You can buy can crushers at Costco, place your can in the opening, pull a lever and viola you have a squished can. Of course you can achieve the same results using some high voltage electronics. Bob Davis has the right idea here, he is letting...
Laser Sundial Clock Project

Laser Sundial Clock Project

Alessandro from 5Volt.eu has made this real simple and cool clock . The Laser Sundial Clock Project uses a Atmel microcontroller to move a servo with a line laser connected to it. The result is a single line that can simply represent the time on the...
DIY Indoor Airsoft Shooting Range

DIY Indoor Airsoft Shooting Range

The crazy guys over at Mana Energy Potion needed a way to blow off the excess energy that is built up from selling the liquid energy. No they didn’t buy a treadmill, they made a DIY Airsoft Shooting Gallery! The list of needed items is not that...
How to: Re-Program Highway Traffic Signs

How to: Re-Program Highway Traffic Signs

After hacking the train station, let's see what we can do with the highway...
DIY Wrist-Mounted Flamethrower

DIY Wrist-Mounted Flamethrower

The Prometheus is what you might call the start of the "next-gen" level of do-it-yourself wrist-mounted...